Our online Soul Sanctuary platform includes Flow movement classes, seasonal immersion, self-care rituals, occasions to honour, botanical nourishment, everyday living & sisterhood connection.
Essere.Studio is our online soul sanctuary. A complete ensemble of wellbeing practices, movement Flow classes, self-care rituals and sisterhood connection. Be guided and inspired to take moments in the day, each month, each year to lovingly take care of yourself! Each curated session in our online studio is quintessentially infused with elements to inspire you to look after yourself, move and flow with the passing seasons. Ceremonies to restore and illuminate your beautiful self. Our seasonal calendar includes; nourishing wellness steps, beauty elixirs and rituals, along with botanical cuisine inspiration, sleep surrender classes and self-care ritual workshops.
From the comfort and sacred sanctuary of your home, it is easy to join our online studio. Simply, connect into one of our live morning or evening sessions ~ indulge in looking after yourself. Stimulate your senses, close your eyes, listen to your soul and connect to the all the beauty that you are! Immerse for a moment in the essence of you - observe, release, express, evolve … become.
Soul Sanctuary Encapsulation
Seasonal Immersion . Flow Classes . Self-Care Rituals . Occasions to Honour . Nourish & Botanical Cuisine . Beauty Regimes & Apothecary . Inspired Living . Beautiful Connection & the Ancient Tradition of Sisterhood
Seasonal Immersion . Tune into the cycle of each season & honour the rhythm of nature
Honour the rhythm of nature and the cycles of seasons. Feel guided by the warmth of the sun and the luminescence of the moon. Our Soul Sanctuary encapsulates and aligns with the essence of each season. We flow, move, embrace and create self-care rituals that reflect and honour the season we are in.
Seasonal living guides us to live in harmony with the natural cycles of our environment and surroundings. Tuning into nature allows us to sense when our bodies are more conducive to activity or when we may require more rest and grounding. When we pause to notice the seasonal signs around us, we become present, something so important in this age of distraction. Paying attention to the seasons is to open up to the wonder and wisdom of creation, to be in tune with the miracles around us.
Be guided to tune into the cycle of each season & honour the rhythm of nature with our seasonal immersion; practices that guide you to flourish with each passing season.
Each element forms part of our Essere.Studio, an online soul sanctuary platform which includes; a complete ensemble of wellbeing practices, movement classes, inspiration, guidance, support and sisterhood connection.
We offer a 14 day Free Trial for all Newbies to try out our classes (may only be used once)
Flow Live-Streamed Classes
Evening Flow ~ Monday, 7 pm - 8 pm
Sunrise Flow ~ Thursday, 6.45 am - 7.15 am
Morning Flow ~ Tuesday & Thursday, 7.30 am - 8.30 am
All online classes are live-streamed through Zoom.
Once you have purchased your monthly pass, you will be emailed instructions to join our classes online.
Flow is a bespoke, soul nourishing movement regime that releases tension, strengthens the body and releases suppressed emotions. Each class is a divinely, nourishing ritual to begin or end your day with! A movement class that assimilates connection with your breath, body alignment, stability, and balance. Synchronising the breath and movement through a continuous flow of postures and fluid, dance-like sequences.
Delve into breath connection, movement articulation and the freedom of Flow. Move to express and release repressed emotions. Diffuse the daily stress and bask in new found liberation. Invite with love, beautiful self-care rituals that enhance day to day living. Revel in the kindred connection of our online sisterhood.
Our movement sequences flow at a graceful pace to ... connect, observe, release, express, evolve ... revitalise fitness and rediscover flexibility, strength and stability. Flowing movement that is likened to a beautiful moving meditation and soothing massage. With a breath-focused connection ~ the mind quietens, awareness amplifies, expression resolves, the heart connects and the soul is soothed.
Cleanse your palate, rekindle your fire, rejoice in who you are, wish and want to be. Nurture your essence, embrace your inner goddess, revel in authenticity and honour your beautiful self!
~ Elements of a Flow ~
Whimsical movement, with flowing sequences that integrate; ease & grace, softness & strength, exploration & expansion, nurturing & releasing. Artistically curated for women to cherish & honour her beautiful self.
A fusion of beautiful movement modalities that embody ~ contemporary awareness of anatomical movement meeting ancient ancestral wisdom. An ever growing incorporation of freeing movement modalities that include (although not limited to); dance, somatics, yoga, pandiculation, fascial integration, pilates, calisthenics, plyometrics, stretching and strengthening flow-like sequences. All encapsulated with a continuous and creative reach for soul-connecting movement and beautiful self-care rituals.
~ Flow Benefits ~
Our divine flow classes are thoughtfully curated to improve body and mind ~ flexibility, strength, fitness and vitality. The key self-enhancements of a flowing body-balancing movement are; effortless breath flow, joint stability, muscular strength, centered core and body alignment suited to your own beautiful body.
Bespoke movement to assist in improving flexibility, hydrating your bodies fascial system, building joint stability, improving muscular strength, increasing bone density, improving cardiovascular and respiratory health, reducing stress, and improving overall sleep quality. The continuous, steady flow of movement generates internal heat, which helps to detoxify the body and opens the pathways to revitalisation.
Constant awareness of the natural flow of breath and body while moving through a series of flowing movement sequences increases focus and calms the mind. The ability to flow through challenges one may experience during a class often leads to a greater ability to flow through life’s challenges with better focus and less stress, and be able to confront the bombardment of home, family, work, and friends with a deeper sense of joy and calmness.
As a participant of our Flow classes, it is important to us that you feel welcomed into the sisterhood of other beautiful kind, caring women. Please find below an outline to assist you with our classes and enable you to enjoy a supportive class experience.
Beginners are Always Welcome:
Our intention is to offer a supportive environment for the beginner right through to those who have more experience. It is important to us that you feel supported at whatever level you may be throughout your flowing journey.
Live Online Studio Flow Timetable:
Sunrise: Thursday, 6.45 am - 7.15 am (30 minute classes)
Mornings: Tuesday & Thursday, 7.30 am - 8.30 am
Evenings: Monday, 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Online Studio Flow:
All our live online classes are held via a private Zoom session. We are here to help, especially if you need guidance with setting up your system at home.
Pre-Class Checklist & What to Bring:
Water bottle, a small towel, a yoga mat, a pair of sock to slide in and an eye pillow if you have one.
Beautiful luxurious crystal infused eye-pillows, and other Flow accessories are available on our website. You don't need these to get started. Over time you may find these a beautiful addition to your Flow practise.
We also recommended to avoid eating a heavy meal at least 1-2 hours before your class starts, that way your body has energy for movement versus your energy being drawn to digestion. If you have any queries around this, please feel free to ask.
What to Wear:
Any type of yoga-fitness clothing; leggings/tights, tank tops, t-shirts anything that is easy to move in and feels comfortable. No footwear is worn during our Be. Flowing classes.
Arrival Time & Warm Up:
Please - arrive early to allow yourself time (5-10 minutes) to set up your movement space and most importantly to not miss the warm-up! We also like to encourage a community space where you get to chat and meet some of the other beautiful ladies online. You don't have to do this when you first start but overtime you may enjoy being part of our supportive sisterhood pre/post class chats.
Welcomed & Embraced:
The core essence of all our classes are that you feel warm, embraced and supported in your movement journey. We want that during our classes you may enjoy the joy, warmth and friendship of other like-minded individuals. Therefore, we have a ‘no-judgement’ and ‘non-competitive’ policy. Meaning there are no mistakes, there is no perfection in movement, your opinions are valued, and you may laugh, cry, express yourself, or be quietly reflective. We ask that you are kind and respectful to everyone joining our classes.
If this is your first class with us, be kind to yourself. Rest when you need to and listen to your body. We believe in allowing you the space and comfort to listen to your body by working at a pace that feels comfortable to you! If something doesn’t feel right for you, sit back and take the time to simply observe. Maybe next time that movement flow sequence will feel right for you to try. You are welcome to ask questions and talk to your instructor about any concerns you may have. Your ‘Flow Class’ is essentially a journey of self-discovery. It really is your own personal journey and no one else’s.
Our intention is that you leave all our classes feeling welcomed and cherished for who you are ~ 'Beautifully You’.
Here are a few questions we quite often get asked that you may find useful …
Do I have to be flexible, fit or strong to participate in a ‘Flow’ class?
You do not need to be any of these to practice movement flow just as you don’t have to be muscular or fit to go to the gym. It is the practice of movement flow itself that helps you build flexibility, stability and strength. Rest assured, it’s not a prerequisite. Come as you are!
Can I participate in one of your classes if I have a medical condition?
If you have medical clearance from your doctor for a current medical condition, then you can go ahead and practice in one of our classes. Otherwise, we suggest you consult your doctor first. That said, many students with injuries, back problems, hypertension, asthma, etc find relief in their movement flow practice. Make sure you inform your instructor of any medical condition you have so personalized instructions may be given to you.
Are there any in-studio options available?
We've decided to make all our classes now online. We wanted to create a sense of stability and provide consistency in your Flow practise. That's not to say in the near future we may have in-person events (I'm sure we will). At this time though, we felt the best environment we could create is a home sanctuary. That means you can join us from the comfort of your home. We are happy to help guide you with set-up, so you can join our online sessions with ease. At first it may seem a little strange to join online classes, but we know from experience you will soon come to love it.
ABOUT RACHEL MAR
Rachel specialises in movement alchemy, flowing movement, dance, fitness, yoga, high-vibrational living, botanical beauty nutrition and cuisine, beauty apothecary and beautiful self-care rituals.
She is a university qualified (BSc - Sport Science) fitness-sports trainer and a certified 200 RYT yoga instructor with over 25 years experience in movement. Her skills and background range from the various movement modalities of dance, yoga, pilates to training elite athletes and complex injury rehabilitation.
The beauty and elegance of dance captivated her interest from a young age. At the age of 13 her dance fascination turned to Latin dancing. She later competed and placed first in NZ's first ever Salsa and Lambada competition. It was from here that her dancing career turned professional; dancing for Latin Fever Dance Productions and performing live dance shows in her early twenties. From this point on, her passion and love of movement has never left. The connection with ‘dance’ has become her muse. A sensory form of expression that paints our personal story, one that connects us back to our own unique essence of beauty. A harmonising and soul soothing approach to connect, feel, express and share!
She believes movement is a beautiful form of expression, it exudes and releases suppressed emotion. It allows us to connect on a deeper level to feel, immerse and simply ‘be’ our beautiful selves. A route to express oneself and provides a wonderful solution to suppleness, stability, strength and centeredness. Her continual quest for learning and expanding her knowledge of the body, movement, and our beautiful selves led her to creating these uniquely curated classes for all to enjoy. With a continual passion to explore movement, she is a constant seeker and adores the journey of unearthing and incorporating modalities for the body to feel fabulous and free.